Christina McCarthy, P.A.-C

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.6 out of 5
110 Ratings
76 Comments

Christina McCarthy

Specialty: Cardiology

Office Location:
Worcester Medical Center
123 Summer Street, Suite 273 N
Worcester, MA 01608

508-363-6327

"As a Physician Assistant practicing cardiovascular medicine, I work with Dr. Richard Wholey to provide patient-centered medicine. Above all else, patient care and patient satisfaction are most important. We strive to achieve these principles by being readily available to patients, having timely follow-up, and utilizing compassionate support staff to address patients' concerns."

Christina McCarthy is a Physician Assistant practicing in the field of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Saint Vincent Hospital-Worcester Medical Center location of Saint Vincent Medical Group. Ms. McCarthy works in tandem with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Richard Wholey to provide detailed outpatient cardiology care to patients, treating such conditions as heart failure, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy and device management, among others.

As part of her approach with patients, Ms. McCarthy strives to put patients at ease and develop a relationship based on mutual trust and understanding. “It’s important to sit and truly listen to the concerns of patients and their families. I ensure that patients have their needs met and all questions and concerns addressed to arrive at a plan of action for their care that we are all comfortable with.”

Ms. McCarthy brings her extensive experience treating cardiovascular diseases and conditions—including collaborations with advanced heart failure and arrhythmia specialists locally and in Boston—to provide outstanding care that addresses each patient’s specific needs. “At Saint Vincent, we offer a wide range of resources for cardiac patients, including surgery and interventional cardiology, rehabilitation, nutritionists and clinics.  And when patients require more, we do not hesitate to refer them to other specialists to ensure they receive care they can benefit from best.” 

A practicing Physician Assistant for over six years, Ms. McCarthy joins Saint Vincent Medical Group from the Heart and Vascular Center for Excellence at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Ms. McCarthy received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a board-certified Physician Assistant.

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
4.7
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
4.6
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
4.6
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
4.6
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
4.6
Care provider concern for questions/worries
4.7
Patients' confidence in Care provider
4.7
Care provider spoke using clear language

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Oct 23, 2019
Approaching staff has always been an uplifting experience when arriving at Dr. Wholey's office front desk.
Oct 23, 2019
If nurse not sure of the correct answer, it was suggested I ask my doctor or the nurse would seek the answer if thought to be available immediately.
Oct 23, 2019
My procedure was urgent and squeezing me in on the next day, I expected to have to wait a little. Tammy let me know that will possibly happen.
Oct 23, 2019
Got direct strait answers from the nurses.
Oct 23, 2019
I am sold for life on the care and professionalism that I continue to receive from Saint Vincent's.
Oct 23, 2019
Yes, I noticed the the important precautions for safety and cleanliness that were taken.
Oct 9, 2019
very good experience
Sep 25, 2019
very good experience.
Sep 24, 2019
Staff has always been very efficient, pleasant and knowledgeable since I have been going there.
Sep 24, 2019
Again the entire staff has always been efficient, pleasant and knowledgeable.
Sep 24, 2019
I have been seeing *Dr. Wholey and his staff for approx. 17 years. They have always done an exceptional job for me.
Sep 13, 2019
only issue I have would be NP did not introduce herself by name entering the room, I don't believe that she and I had met previously. The other 2 ladies & I got acquainted when I was in the waiting room we had a couple of jabs at each other because of the conversations that were going on. Overall I would rate this a very good experience and one may or may not show issues with my health let's hope not but one never knows .Should something occur from the test that I'm going to have thank you to Christina for picking up on the signs .
Sep 13, 2019
i#1 nobody is perfect! 2. new attendants at desk. They seemed to be very knowledgeable, likable & friendly. non-issue for me...I was early so no issues.
Sep 13, 2019
no issues.
Sep 2, 2019
Everyone is friendly, helpful and professional. It is a pleasure to come to the office.
Sep 2, 2019
Liz (NP) and Tina (PA) are and have been fantastic. They are caring and very knowledgeable and show concern for my problems.
Sep 2, 2019
No bad experience
Sep 2, 2019
All nurses listen and are concerned for my well being
Sep 2, 2019
I am lucky to be at this office with this staff
Sep 2, 2019
Everything has been fantastic!
Aug 26, 2019
Never had a bad experience.
Aug 26, 2019
Usual routine quite efficient.
Aug 19, 2019
no problem
Aug 19, 2019
none
Aug 19, 2019
not informed no delay
Aug 19, 2019
no problem
Aug 10, 2019
All Good!
Aug 10, 2019
All Good!
Aug 10, 2019
All Good
Aug 10, 2019
All Good!
Jul 31, 2019
very pleasant
Jul 31, 2019
A+
Jul 28, 2019
none
Jul 28, 2019
With a 7:00am appointment one would think you would get in right away as you are the first.
Jul 18, 2019
They are very compassionate and they also listen to me about my concerns.
Jul 18, 2019
They are wonderful.
Jul 18, 2019
I have recommended many times.
Jul 17, 2019
With the registration in advance, I actually got in to my appointment early and was finished sooner than I expected. My experience was quite pleasant.
Jul 17, 2019
I felt very comfortable with Christina. She gave me complete and clear information.
Jul 2, 2019
Great service
Jul 2, 2019
Christina was excellent
Jul 2, 2019
The very best Nurse
Jul 2, 2019
Always receive excellent care and service.
Mar 19, 2019
These healthcare professionals are totally focused on patients. The represent Saint Vincent's as the place to come to for first rate health care.
Mar 19, 2019
Exceptionally caring to others.
Mar 19, 2019
*Christina sets the bar for patient relationships. I look forward to visiting her again.
Mar 17, 2019
No problems.
Feb 20, 2019
nice professional staff, always helpful in all aspects
Feb 18, 2019
all ways a great experience, staff is great, very professional
Jan 28, 2019
I called my primary care doctor and he said he couldn't see me for 3 months but I got right in to this practice *Christina and *Dr. Wholey are the best!
Jan 28, 2019
Best practice and staff ever!
Jan 28, 2019
So friendly! Offered me a lint brush!
Jan 28, 2019
I already have. My mom now goes there too. I first saw *Dr. Wholey after my dad died of a sudden heart attack. He was very empathetic and assured me he would closely monitor me to make sure I am at a low risk for a coronary event.
Jan 27, 2019
Always a great experience - the team is always polite and wait times are reasonable.
Jan 23, 2019
all good
Jan 21, 2019
Your staff is exceptional.
Jan 21, 2019
#7. Excellent.
Jan 18, 2019
Relayed issues that occurred with previous treatments that weren't successful, alternate plans were successfully initiated.
Jan 18, 2019
No real waiting ocurred
Jan 16, 2019
Always have had a good experience when visiting your office.
Jan 16, 2019
Very kind, considerate, and caring.
Jan 16, 2019
Nurse was fantastic.
Dec 24, 2018
takes too long to connect to the office
Dec 19, 2018
Good.
Dec 19, 2018
Good.
Dec 19, 2018
Good.
Dec 13, 2018
excellent P A. covered everything
Dec 13, 2018
good
Dec 13, 2018
good
Dec 13, 2018
good
Dec 13, 2018
good
Dec 13, 2018
good
Dec 12, 2018
#10. I have.
Dec 12, 2018
All good.
Dec 12, 2018
All good.
Dec 12, 2018
All good.